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               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 198.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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   [1]   From:    Humanist Discussion Group                          (88)
         Subject: Berlin Open Access Days and Exhibition on Open Access

   [2]   From:    Humanist Discussion Group                           51)
         Subject: Museums and the Web 2009: CFP: Deadline Sept 30

   [3]   From:    Humanist Discussion Group                           65)
         Subject: 2nd CFP - KARE2008 Workshop on Knowledge Acquisition,
                 Reuse and Evaluation

   [4]   From:    Humanist Discussion Group                           51)
         Subject: CNL 2009 - Call for Submissions

         Date: Sat, 06 Sep 2008 19:50:48 +0100
         From: Humanist Discussion Group <>
         Subject: Berlin Open Access Days and Exhibition on Open Access

***Apologies for cross-posting***

Announcement: Berlin Open Access Days and Exhibition on Open Access
Venue: Freie Universitaet Berlin, 9 and 10 October 2008

Open Access (OA) is an umbrella term covering a multitude of activities
which all have one main aim in common: to make cultural heritage and
scientific knowledge available free-of-charge to users worldwide. This
vision is based on the opportunities provided by electronic publishing
and the Internet. All the major scientific organisations, most
universities, research funders and some publishing houses have already
taken measures in the spirit of OA.

The aim of the Open Access Days in Berlin is to achieve further
acceptance of OA in the German-speaking scientific sector. During the
two-day event, the different ways of making knowledge openly accessible
will be dealt with comprehensively in talks and workshops, at a podium
discussion and at an exhibition devoted to OA.

The Conference and Exhibition are aimed at two main target groups:

The events on Day 1 will provide scientists, authors and science
managers with an overview of the various ways of implementing OA and
information on OA services offered by universities, research agencies
and selected publishers.
Introductory talks will be followed by presentations on such topics as
the assertive negotiation of authors' copyrights and the extent to which
OA and excellent science go hand in hand. During a podium discussion,
representatives of the German science sector will give their
perspectives on OA and discuss current challenges.

Day 2 of the conference is geared especially towards the German-speaking
Open-Access-Community. In workshops, experts from research agencies, OA
repositories and journals and university presses will give their
perspectives on and discuss different aspects of OA. The aim of these
workshops is to develop joint OA implementation strategies in the
various areas discussed.

Topics will include Open Data (free access to research data), legal
issues connected with the institutional implementation of OA, and
challenges encountered when setting up and running OA journals,
repositories and university publishers. In a wrap-up discussion session,
the results of the workshops will be presented to all the participants.

Exhibition on Open Access:

A two-day Exhibition on Open Access will take place within the framework
of the Berlin Open Access Days. The exhibition will give publishers,
repositories, OA-journals and other OA-related projects the opportunity
to present their products and services to a wide range of visitors from
the German-speaking science sector.

Further Information:

The conference language is German.


the information platform and the Center for Digital
Systems at the Freie Universitaet Berlin, in cooperation with the
Helmholtz Association and the Max Planck Society.

Contact person and coordinator:

Rubina Vock (information platform

Freier Zugang zu Wissen
Open-Access-Tage Berlin 2008 mit Open-Access-Messe

Dipl.-Psych. Rubina Vock

Freie Universit=C3=A4t Berlin
Center f=C3=BCr Digitale Systeme (CeDiS)
Ihnestr. 24
14195 Berlin

E-Mail: <>

Tel.: +49 (0) 30 - 838 52779
Fax: +49 (0) 30 - 838 52843
Mobile: 01577 - 18 18 087

         Date: Mon, 08 Sep 2008 16:37:20 +0100
         From: Humanist Discussion Group <>
         Subject: Museums and the Web 2009: CFP: Deadline Sept 30

MW2009 CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Deadline September 30, 2008.

      Museums and the Web 2009
      the international conference for culture and heritage on-line
      April 15-18, 2009
      Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Museums and the Web addresses the social, cultural, design,
technological, economic, and organizational issues of culture,
science and heritage on-line. Taking an international perspective,
the MW program reviews and analyzes the issues and impacts of
networked cultural, natural and scientific heritage.

Proposals are invited from professionals and researchers in all areas
actively exploring the creation, on-line presentation and use of
cultural, scientific and heritage content, and its re-use and

The bibliography of past MW papers (all on-line since 1997) can be
searched at

On-line proposal submission is required. Use the form at

Please co-ordinate your proposals with your collaborators. Multiple
proposals about the same project will not be accepted.

Proposals are peer-reviewed individually by an International Program
Committee; full sessions are rarely accepted. Proposals for sessions
should be submitted as individual papers with a covering note. The
committee may choose to accept some papers and not others.

Proposals due September 30, 2008
    - for papers, workshops, mini-workshops + professional forums
(written paper required by Jan. 31, 2009)

Proposals due December 31, 2008
    - for demonstrations (written paper optional)

The Museums and the Web program is built from the ground up, from
your proposals. Add your ideas to the on-line discussion at

Review the MW2009 Call for Participation on-line at

Contact the MW2009 Conference Co-Chairs
David Bearman + Jennifer Trant, Archives & Museum Informatics

We hope to see you in Indianapolis.

jennifer and David

Jennifer Trant and David Bearman
Co-Chairs: Museums and the Web 2009          produced by
April 15-18, 2009, Indianapolis, Indiana     Archives & Museum Informatics         158 Lee Avenue
email:                 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
phone +1 416 691 2516 | fax +1 416 352-6025

         Date: Mon, 08 Sep 2008 16:39:58 +0100
         From: Humanist Discussion Group <>
         Subject: 2nd CFP - KARE2008 Workshop on Knowledge Acquisition,=20
Reuse and Evaluation


First International Workshop on Knowledge Acquisition, Reuse and
Evaluation (KARE2008)

In conjunction with the fourth IEEE international conference on
Signal-Image Technology & Internet Based Systems (SITIS 2008)

Nov 30 - Dec 3rd 2008, Bali, Indonesia

++ Deadline for submission: Sept 15, 2008 ++
++ Full papers and position papers invited ++


In recent years, organisations have used multiple methods and approaches
to design their strategic and action plans. In this context,
knowledge-based systems have received increased attention as being
instrumental to strategy formulation. The synergy of these approaches
with knowledge management initiatives is intuitive and their use in a
common framework is discussed in this workshop to show the importance of
methods and instruments to mapping and assessing the knowledge assets of
an organisation.

This workshop will focus on the theoreticians and practitioners
concerned with developing methods and systems that assist the knowledge
management process and assessing the suitability of such methods. Thus,
the workshop includes all aspects of acquiring, modeling and managing
knowledge, and their role in the construction of knowledge-based
systems. Knowledge acquisition still remains the bottleneck for building
a knowledge based system. Reuse and sharing of knowledge bases are major
issues and no satisfactory solutions have been agreed upon yet. There is
a wide range of research. Much of the work in this field has been
knowledge acquisition. The advent of the age of digital information has
brought the problem of knowledge reuse and knowledge evaluation. Our
ability to analyze, evaluate and assist user in reusing knowledge
present a great challenge of the next years. A new generation of
computational techniques and tools is required to support the
acquisition, the reuse and the evaluation of useful knowledge from the
rapidly growing volume of information. All of these are to be discussed
in this workshop.

Important dates

++ Submission deadline : September, 20
++ Notification  : October, 20
++ Final date for camera-ready copy : November 10

Topics of interest
=C2=95 Tools and techniques for knowledge acquisition, knowledge update and
=C2=95 Web-based approaches for knowledge management
=C2=95 CSCW and cooperative approaches for knowledge management
=C2=95 Agent-based approaches for knowledge management
=C2=95 Evaluation of knowledge acquisition techniques
=C2=95 Knowledge acquisition, machine learning and knowledge discovery
=C2=95 Languages and frameworks for knowledge and knowledge modeling
=C2=95 Ontology-based approaches for knowledge management
=C2=95 Integration of knowledge acquisition techniques with decision support
=C2=95 Methods and techniques for sharing and reusing knowledge
=C2=95 Knowledge-based approaches for knowledge management
=C2=95 Corporate Semantic Webs for knowledge management
=C2=95 Peer-to-peer approaches for knowledge management


         Date: Mon, 08 Sep 2008 16:44:57 +0100
         From: Humanist Discussion Group <>
         Subject: CNL 2009 - Call for Submissions

Call for Submissions

CNL 2009
Workshop on Controlled Natural Languages

Marettimo Island, Sicily
8-10 June 2009

Controlled natural languages (CNLs) are subsets of natural languages,
obtained by restricting the grammar and vocabulary in order to reduce or
eliminate ambiguity and complexity. Traditionally, controlled languages
fall into two major types: those that improve readability for human
readers, and those that enable reliable automatic semantic analysis of
the language. [...] The second type of languages has a formal logical
basis, i.e. they have a formal syntax and semantics, and can be mapped
to an existing formal language, such as first-order logic. Thus, those
languages can be used as knowledge representation languages, and writing
of those languages is supported by fully automatic consistency and
redundancy checks, query answering, etc.

Various controlled natural languages of the second type have been
developed by a number of organisations, and have been used in many
different application domains, most recently within the semantic web.

This workshop is dedicated to discussing the similarities and
differences of existing controlled natural languages of the second type,
possible improvements to these languages, relations to other knowledge
representation languages, tool support, existing and future
applications, and further topics of interest.

CNL 2009 will address the following aspects of controlled natural

- design of CNLs
- parsing of CNLs
- CNLs for knowledge representation
- CNLs for specifications
- CNLs and the semantic web
- CNLs as user interface
- CNLs for interaction and communication
- tool support for CNLs
- reasoning in CNLs
- comparisons of CNLs
- applications of CNLs
- business rules
- user studies
- theoretical results
- etc.


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